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Benjamin A. Potter

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Benjamin Potter is a partner in the Silicon Valley office and the Co-chair of the firm’s Internet & Digital Media Industry Group. He represents emerging companies, venture capital and private equity firms and investment banks involved in the technology, life sciences and cleantech industries. His practice focuses on general corporate counseling, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings.




United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

International law firm Latham & Watkins LLP's 'practical and responsive' team has a strong focus on the start-up, emerging company and venture capital sectors, and is well known for advising clients on the whole life-cycle of an emerging company. Recent work for the group includes advising Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, a rare-disease therapeutics company, on its $63.5m Series B financing. The client roster includes Ginkgo BioWorks, ArcherDX, 4D Molecular Therapeutics and Impossible Foods. Key partners include Alan Mendelson, who is global chair of the life sciences industry group, and John Chory and Benjamin Potter, who share leadership of the emerging companies practice. Patrick Pohlen is also recommended.

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